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Model UN students represent Equatorial Guinea at national conference

Students enrolled in winter term’s Model UN class attend National Model UN Conference in New York City, hold briefing with Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea.

Nine students enrolled in the winter term Model UN class attended the five-day National Model United Nations Conference in New York City in April and represented the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. They joined more than 2,500 students from five continents and interacted with delegations representing countries from all over the world in a simulation of what takes place at the United Nations.

Wis has feature article in “Choral Journal”

“Influence Changes Everything” by Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts, was the lead feature in American Choral Directors Association journal.

Ramona Wis—Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor and chair of music—was recently published in the “Choral Journal,” the official publication of the American Choral Directors Association. Her article, titled “Influence Changes Everything: How Conductors Can Shape Motivation, Create Momentum, and Reframe the Musical Experience,” is the lead article in the publication’s March 2011 special focus issue. The American Choral Directors Association membership comprises more than 22,000 choral conductors representing some million singers.

Princeton Review names North Central College among ‘311 Green Colleges’

Community Garden
The Princeton Review has named North Central College as among the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America.

April 22, 2011—The Princeton Review has named North Central College among the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America.

The education services company in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) selected North Central College for inclusion in the second annual edition of “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.”

Three faculty give talks at communications conference

Mara Berkland, Amy Buxbaum and John Stanley give conference presentations about understanding the communication needs of undergraduate millennials.

Three members of North Central's speech communication department-Mara Berkland, associate professor and chair of speech communication; Amy Buxbaum, assistant professor of speech communication; and John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events-gave separate presentations as part of a session titled "Bringing the Alien Home: Understanding the Communication Needs of the Undergraduate Millennials" at the annual Central States Communication Association Conference in Milwaukee April 9.

Wolf moderates session at international conference

Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor of German, was moderator and commentator at international conference—Migration, Religion and Germany—at Ohio State.

Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor of German, served as moderator and commentator for the session “Transnational, Transcultural Migrations” at the international conference Migration, Religion, and Germany held at The Ohio State University April 8-10. Generously supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany, this conference addressed migration to and from Germany from the 18th century to the present with specific focal points of religious migration and the domestic dialogues focusing on it.

Cavenagh recognized for outstanding editorial work

Tom Cavenagh, Schneller Sisters Professor of Leadership, Ethics and Values, received the Austin Fleming Editor Award as editor-in-chief of ADR publication.

Tom Cavenagh, Schneller Sisters Professor of Leadership, Ethics and Values, was recently awarded the Austin Fleming Editor Award for his role as editor-in-chief of the Illinois State Bar Association publication “In the Alternative.” This award is the highest prize given to Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) editors.

The congratulatory letter from the ISBA read, “That makes you a member of a small, elite group of editors who, since 1981, have been recognized for truly outstanding service to the ISBA.”

King’s short story recognized in two contests

Patricia Grace King, adjunct assistant professor of English, and her short story “The Death of Carrie Bradshaw” received honorable mention and finalist awards.

Patricia Grace King, adjunct assistant professor of English, submitted her short story titled “The Death of Carrie Bradshaw” to the 2010 Dana Award, which recognizes and rewards excellent fiction and poetry. Her story was named the Second Honorable Mention Dana Award for Short Fiction.

International programs hosts symposium with speakers, faculty panels

North Central presents “Contemporary India and the Environment” symposium on April 14 as part of yearlong international focus on India, the environment.

April 6, 2011—As part of its yearlong international focus, North Central College will present a symposium titled “Contemporary India and the Environment” on Thursday, April 14.

Guest speakers and North Central faculty and students will give presentations. An Indian dance performance and Indian supper are also part of the symposium, presented by the College’s Office of International Programs.

Nicole Autry ’11 selected to forensics All-American Team

Three students rank high at AFA National Individual Events Tournament; Nicole Autry ’11 chosen among top 14 nationwide to forensics All-American Team.

April 12, 2011—Following the forensics team’s success at the State Championship Tournament in March, North Central’s team took students to the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) in Kearney, Neb., April 1-5. The students competed against undergraduates from colleges and universities of all sizes across the nation.

Three students had successful outcomes at the national level:

English major accepts position with Teach for America program

Grant Swanson, shown at Oxford University, will join Teach for America.
Grant Swanson, a North Central College senior majoring in English, has accepted a position with Teach for America.

April 11, 2011—Grant Swanson, a North Central College senior majoring in English, has accepted a position with Teach for America.

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